How are you guys, it’s been a while since my last post. Busy, busy, busy! The truth is, since I started my blog here and after several elections in our country, this is the only time that I feel a strong need to share and to rant a little. I haven’t done this before, sharing thoughts online particularly at a more public social media site like Facebook but I just can’t keep quiet about it all. Bear with me, I promise my next post would be something positive.
The debate is over. Last night was the last presidential debate that we watched on television for three hours. It was in a town hall format so the voting public had the chance to ask questions. All of them are hopeful that they would win of course. It made me smile that they seemed to be behaved, not much of the usual ugly exchange of words that you usually see during a heated political debate except that instance wherein the mayor from Davao openly told Mar Roxas that there is no Philhealth in their place. (Philhealth is the government’s answer to the medical needs of all accredited Filipinos. We pay monthly contributions but for the identified poorest of the poor, they enjoy the benefit of free hospitalization when they are confined in a government hospital.) Mar Roxas challenged the mayor from Davao if he is willing to give up his candidacy if the former could prove that there are lots of beneficiaries in that place. The latter shrugged it off and accused Roxas instead of lying. True enough, this morning at 8am Roxas made true of his word sending his opponent the official report that proves that indeed Davao is part of the Philhealth program.
I recently read this article of a well-respected writer. The political spin doctors are doing overtime work just to post something to destroy the credibility of a good man. How they twist and turn everything into ugly memes and false accusations. I say, you can never put a good man down. The man from Davao is slowly but surely about to self-destruct. I wonder though why so many people follows him like a cult. You can’t reason with them because they would just say they want change. I am for it too but I am for continuity on what this administration has started over unpredictable change. Asked what he will do with the problem with China on the West Philippine Sea, he said he will wait for the result of the arbitrations committee and if things are not favorable, he would jet ski to China and plant the Philippine flag on their shores. never mind if he die in the process. A friend who hates his guts wrote on her wall:
“The weather’s really nice today for a jet ski trip to Spratley. Suggestion lang naman.
Why wait when you can do it now? Carpe diem!”
Oh my gosh, the things people do in the name of politics. Given the choice between a man who has done much for the country in various capacities under three presidents, a man whose values and principles I admire, I would always prefer him over someone who curses, put the law into his hands, have no respect for women, and with a foul mouth and language that other people think (his followers) is cute. There is really something wrong and I am getting scared.
For the win – Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo. You have my YES!